April 6, 2019 marked fashion’s biggest night. No, it wasn’t the Met Gala, nor was it a fashion week. It was the wedding of the year when Marc Jacobs tied the knot with Charly Defrancesco! Defrancesco, or Char, as he goes by, is more than just the model beau of fashion’s reigning star. Our Charly Defrancesco wiki turns the spotlight on the guy bringing the party to our Instagram feeds.
|About Charly Defrancesco|
|Spouse||Marc Jacobs Present|
|Siblings||Jonathan Defrancesco, Jamie Stoltz, Jennifer Stoltz|
|Job||Model, Interior Designer, Entrepreneur|
|Owns||Get Lit by Char|
Char Defrancesco Was Born in Switzerland
Born Charly Defrancesco, he celebrates his birthday on April 5. The Italian-descended hunk was born in Switzerland, where his parents owned a boarding school in Lausanne.
His parents divorced when he was three years old and Char came to the U.S. His mother’s family is primarily based in California and worked in the movie business.
Char spent most of his life in Los Angeles and would visit his family in Switzerland during the holidays. He also studied in Switzerland for a while, which would explain why his first language is French.
Defrancesco Is a Model, Interior Designer, and Entrepreneur
Defrancesco studied political science at UCLA but steered towards a different direction after graduating. His first foray into the fashion world came with the launch of his clothing store targeting hip and trendy dad fashion. The store shuttered, however, when the economy collapsed.
He then came to New York where he thrived as a model. When he returned to L.A., he worked as a bartender.
At some point, he was in a relationship that ended in a bitter breakup. The breakup inspired him to redesign his closet. The pictures he shared on social media gained popularity and pushed him towards a career in interior design.
After he met Jacobs, he started traveling constantly. Unfortunately, that meant he couldn’t take on as many interior decorating projects as before.
Char’s always had a taste for the finer things in life. That includes his penchant for Balenciaga and his love for candles. (The “ugly dad sneaker” collection might be an exception.)
When his professional life was still in its early stages, Defrancesco realized he had been spending more on scented candles than on rent but not getting his money’s worth of fragrance. So he did some research and made his own candles out of coconut wax.
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He now owns the Get Lit by Char candle collection that includes two candles, “Lit” and “Bae.” And he has the fashion extraordinaire Marc Jacobs himself to guide him in his branding.
Fun fact: Char had a guest appearance with Jacobs in Netflix’s Sense8.
Marc Jacobs Proposed to Defrancesco with a Flash Mob
After Marc Jacobs’ 2009 engagement to Lorenzo Martone ended, he had a whirlwind romance with adult film star Harry Louis. But that ended dramatically, too, in 2013.
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So I would like to be the first one to share with you all the news… Me and Marc have decided not carry on with our relationship as boyfriends… The distance and lack of time because of work schedules aren't really something realistic, and he's such a beautiful and amazing person, that I think he deserve a bf who will stay at least in one of the cities that he leaves in… Also, I need that too… We love each other very much, and that it was a decision from both!!!! Every special minute we've spent together will be treasured, and a new chapter of our both lives has started… Both of us focusing in work, and make it work!!!! So, for those who were always supportive of us, please don't be sad, live goes on, to all of us… And for those who were praying that this day were coming, there you have… Marc Jacobs and Harry Louis aren't officially a couple anymore!!!!
It’s not clear when Jacobs met Defrancesco, but the two were seen in public often in 2014-2015. Though their relationship was not confirmed, Defrancesco initially attracted negative press.
It was rumored that Jacobs was spiraling on drugs because of Defrancesco, which apparently was far from the truth. Char is a goofy, fun-loving guy, and says their silly videos together had nothing to do with drugs.
He got tongues wagging in January 2018 when he was caught on camera arm wrestling Lorenzo Martone at Kate Moss’ birthday party. But Martone is amicable with both Jacobs and Defrancesco.
The pair’s relationship progressed smoothly, nonetheless, and on April 4, 2018, Jacobs proposed to Defrancesco in the typical fun fashion he’s known for—a flash mob at Chipotle.
The couple was at the restaurant for a birthday dinner when a flash mob broke out in dance to Prince’s “Kiss.” Char had been busy filming the scene unaware it was all orchestrated by Jacobs.
After the dance, Jacobs goes down on one knee and pops the question. Defrancesco, of course, said yes and they tied the knot a year later, on April 6.
Their star-studded wedding could top Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s 2018 wedding in terms of grandiosity. The A-list attendees, decked to the nines in uber-trendy fashion, included Kate Moss, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Anna Wintour, Bette Midler, and so many more.
On Defrancesco’s side, his mother Sonya Hallmark and her husband Gary Hallmark were present. Char’s siblings, Jonathan Defrancesco, Jamie Stoltz, and Jennifer Stoltz, and best friend, Melissa, were also present at the wedding.